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May 18, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at ​Crown Ground
AccringtonAccrington Stanley
2-2
AFC Wimbledon
Windass (39' pen.), Mingoia (59')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Akinfenwa (68'), Taylor (104')

Result: AFC Wimbledon secure first ever date at Wembley

AFC Wimbledon battle back to claim a 2-2 draw away at Accrington Stanley, thus booking their place in the final of the League Two playoffs.

AFC Wimbledon secured themselves a first ever outing at Wembley this evening thanks to a 2-2 draw at Accrington Stanley in the semi-finals of the League Two playoffs.

Lyle Taylor of AFC Wimbledon celebrates with teammate Callum Kennedy after scoring a goal in the first period of extra time to give his team a 3-2 aggregate lead during the League Two playoffs second leg against Accrington Stanley on May 18, 2016© Getty Images

The Dons went into the clash at the Wham Stadium with a 1-0 advantage from last week's first leg on home soil.

However, that lead was eradicated in the 39th minute when Accrington's Josh Windass kept his cool from the penalty spot.

Then, in the 59th minute, it seemed that the hosts were destined for a crack at gaining promotion to League One as Piero Mingoia put them two goals to the good with a powerful shot.

Yet, Wimbledon frontman Adebayo Akinfenwa ensured that the tie would head into extra time when he sent a bullet header into the back of the home side's net.

Chances were at a premium during the early exchanges of the added 30 minutes, but that all changed 60 seconds before the interval as Wimbledon took a 3-2 aggregate lead.

Jake Reeves's initial effort was saved by Ross Etheridge, but Lyle Taylor was on hand to roll in his 22nd goal of the campaign from a narrow angle.

Further drama then ensued during the second half as play was halted due to a floodlight failure.

It took several minutes for the action to get restarted, but once it did, Wimbledon were able to see out the minutes that remained to book their place at the home of English football against Plymouth Argyle.

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Josh Windass of Accrington Stanley in action during the Sky Bet League Two match between Accrington Stanley and Northampton Town at The Wham Stadium on August 29, 2015 in Accrington, England.
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Portsmouth27176446252157
2Luton TownLuton27158450252553
3Sunderland271411248262253
4Charlton AthleticCharlton28155846311550
5Barnsley26147543222149
6Peterborough UnitedPeterborough27138647341347
7Doncaster RoversDoncaster27136849351445
8Coventry CityCoventry28116113032-239
9Blackpool2610882725238
10Accrington StanleyAccrington279992836-836
11Fleetwood Town2798103732535
12Burton Albion27105123636035
13Southend UnitedSouthend27112143434035
14Wycombe WanderersWycombe2798103740-335
15Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe2896133653-1733
16Walsall2788112943-1432
17Gillingham2794143945-631
18Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury2779112935-630
19Rochdale2886143458-2430
20Bristol Rovers2777132529-428
21Oxford UnitedOxford Utd2769123343-1027
22Bradford CityBradford2783163143-1227
23Plymouth ArgylePlymouth2776143449-1527
24AFC Wimbledon2765162138-1723

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